Crochet and Cauldrons is the third book in the Vampire Knitting Club Series. I was super excited to read/listen to this book because, obviously, it has crochet in the title. If you’ve read my other reviews then you already know I’m a fan of this series. As such, I’m eager to get this Crochet and Cauldrons review out so I can listen to more of them!
Let’s find out some more about your next book shall we?
This would be considered a paranormal cozy mystery.
The Vampire Knitting Club series as a whole would be considered paranormal cozy mystery.
“cozies”, If you aren’t familiar with the term, it is a sub-genre of crime novels that usually feature an amateur sleuth, placed in a small town or close knit community pardon the pun, and all of the violence or intimate situations happen off page. They generally focus on puzzle solving more than suspense.
This book is on the short side, the audiobook is 5 1/2 hours long. So it’s probably considered a novella.
After a series of unfortunate events Lucy Swift find herself, once again in need of a new assistant. Lucy runs a yarn shop in Oxford, England, but ironically, she can’t knit or crochet a stitch! Her vampire knitting club members are sleeping during the day, so she needs someone new.
If that wasn’t enough, her analytical archaeologist parents are here from Egypt. Lucy is thrilled to see them, but terrified that her logical parents might find out she’s a witch or see her vampiric grandmother walking through the yarn shop.
Just one more problem..
Oh and Lucy is dealing with trying to figure out who the centuries old demon that wants to kill her is. Rafe, clearly won’t be letting her out of his sight for very long, but even he might be out of his depth. This soul sucking demon could appear at any time and Lucy has to hope her limited knowledge of witchery is enough to stop it!
Sarah Zimmerman is the vocalist for this audio book and the rest of the books in the series. It took me a couple of chapters to get used to her ironic/sarcastic tone in the first book, but I love her now.
The main character is quite sarcastic, so she chose that tone for the first person narration. Her various voices and accents make it clear that she is a wonderful voice actress.
Each character has a different voice and speech pattern that is quite enjoyable. You can easily tell the difference between them as well which is always something I look for in an audio book.
Crochet And Cauldrons review
In Crochet and Cauldrons you go from Lucy being stressed out about how everything is going to go with her parents. To being scared that almost every person she meets is going to be the demon that wants to kill her. You are in suspense at almost every turn in this book and I really enjoyed it!
This book was actually a bit freaker than the previous two. I did listen to it at night, and during the month of October, so maybe that had something to do with it. You would think that I wouldn’t like this book, because I normally don’t like scary books at all, but I think it helped that I knew Lucy wasn’t going to die.. Obviously, I know that she is in all the other books in this series. I think it also helped that I was most excited about this book, because come on it has crochet in the title!
WHERE TO GET book
Here’s the audiobook I got on audible: Crochet And Cauldrons
And here is the book on Amazon: Crochet And Cauldrons
You might be able to find it at your local library or request it. Just go to the circulation or check out desk and ask for a book request form. (That’s how my library works with requests any way) Bear in mind that you’ll probably be waiting a while if you do a request form.
WANT MORE AUDIOBOOK REVIEWS?
Try one of these out!
- Audio Book Review: The Vampire Knitting Club
- Audiobook Review: Stitches And Witches
- Audio Book Review: Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce Book 1
- Audio Book Review: Mystery Stories Of Violet Strange by Anna K. Green.
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